Fall appears to have settled down on Berea and done so rather quickly! But the weather is not the only thing changing!
I'm sure you've noticed that over the past couple of months there have been a lot of upgrades to Grace Community Church. It began with the installation of new carpet in the auditorium. From there the lobby underwent a much needed upgrade with new flooring and a new coffee station.
This week new carpeting and trim were installed in the rest of the building including the hallway and the nursery. The Lord has blessed us with the ability to complete renovate the interior of the building with new lights, new sound system, new video capabilities all within the space of a year.
I want to personally thank those who have given of their time and their talent to make these much needed upgrades.
Membership at Grace Community Church in Berea
A lot of exciting things have been happening at Grace Community but none more exciting than the new families God has brought to us in the past few months. This weekend we will be holding our membership class for those who have expressed an interest in becoming a member of Grace Community.
There are several good churches in Berea and we count it a real privilege when a family chooses Grace Community as their church home. If you have not yet signed up for the class and have interest in doing so that's ok just let Todd know on Sunday Morning that you have interest in attending the class and you will be good to go.
Pastoral Training at Grace Community Church in Berea
This month also saw the start of our pastoral training at Grace Community. The pastoral training takes place on Saturday mornings from 8 to 11 and the training is led by Ben Wilson. Each week the students are assigned both a reading and writing assignment and then the material is discussed during the classroom time.
The initial class consists of three possible ministry candidates who have expressed an interest in pastoral ministry. Below you can watch Ben's message as he explains why our church has a responsibility to train men for ministry.
This week's message @Grace Community Church in Berea
Finally the message this Sunday will be from Matthew 9:35-38
“And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”” (Matthew 9:35–38, ESV)
Please take some time to read and meditate on the passage to help you get the most out of the message.
Looking forward to seeing you at Grace Community Church in Berea this Sunday!